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It’s a Big Foot Hunt in June with The Department of Truth

The bestselling series The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds is taking on cryptid creatures this June with a two-part hunt for BigFoot. The chase begins with The Department of Truth #10 in June and will follow on hot pursuit with The Department of Truth #11 in July.

In The Department of Truth #10, some fictions manifest in reality as dangerous, half-formed things. The Department of Truth relies on hunters to track down and contain these wild tulpas before they become too real. It’s time for Cole Turner to see this side of the job firsthand. It’s time for Cole Turner to join his first Bigfoot hunt.

In The Department of Truth #11, the rules of reality start to bend in the presence of Wild Fictions. That’s why it’s Darla’s job to hunt down so-called cryptids before belief in them can spread. And if you’re an innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs… Well, the Department of Truth doesn’t leave loose ends.

The Department of Truth #10 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 30:

  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover A Simmonds – APR210285
  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover B Vincenzo Riccardi – APR210286
  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover C Michael Dialynas – APR218120

The Department of Truth #11 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 28:

  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover A Simmonds – MAY210151
  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover B Trevor Henderson – MAY210152
  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover C Ethan Young – APR218082

Get a Look at The Nice House On The Lake #1

The debut issue of The Nice House On The Lake by James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno, launches on June 1. Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not?

In the first twelve-issue season of The Nice House On The Lake, the overriding anxieties of the 21st century get a terrifying new face—and it might just be the face of the person you once trusted most!

The Nice House on the Lake launches on June 1 with a cover by Álvaro Martínez Bueno, an open-to-order card stock variant cover by Martin Simmonds and a 1:25 card stock variant cover by Werther Dell’Edera & Giovanna Niro. Colors are by Jordie Bellaire and lettering is by AndWorld DesignThe Nice House on the Lake carries an Ages 17+ content descriptor (for mature readers) and retails for $3.99. Card stock variant covers retail for $4.99.

Check out the first seven pages and retailer exclusive covers, and preorder copies from a comic shop near you to guarantee you get in on the ground floor of The Nice House On The Lake on June 1!

Exclusive covers from these participating retailers are also available:

Preview: The Joker #3

The Joker #3

Written by: Sam Johns, James Tynion IV
Art by: Mirka Andolfo, Guillem March

The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead…and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family! And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle…Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!

The Joker #3

Review: Batman #108

Batman #108

I’ve been a bit hard on DC‘s Batman since James Tynion IV took over writing duties. The first few arcs all felt like a setup for what’s to come. They were a level increasing to the boss battle. Recently, the series has felt like the main event. With Future State over, Batman has been building towards that future Gotham. It’s one of neon hiding the fascist leadership within. Batman #108 continues that march adding layers to the world and story so far.

Tynion has a focus and that’s the glimpse of a possible future Gotham. We know that a ban on masks is coming and that a tech-driven police force will crack down delivering a jackbooted peace. Tynion has been building towards that with a carefully assembled foundation involving a crooked CEO, Scarecrow, and a Mayor who seems to mean well. But, one of the more intriguing aspects to it all is the Unsanity Collective. It’s a group that are pushing the people of Gotham to get past their fear. Bruce/Batman has decided to infiltrate the group in a style that’s a blatantly crappy undercover cop. The results are intriguing.

In Batman #108, Tynion makes a hell of a case that the Unsanity Collective might actually have a point. We’re introduced to Miracle Molly, a tech-wiz you just know will play a bigger role in Batman’s future. Molly takes us on a tour of the group and its world laying out their philosophy. We also get a better idea as to who they fit into the greater narrative. Through it, undercover Batman clearly thinks through their point and what they’re trying to accomplish. You also get a sense he’s on the fence as to whether they’re truly a threat or if they can be allies in some way. It’s an interesting exploration of the radicalism they bring to the table.

The art by Jorge Jimenez is amazing. The first page alone cements the issue with a splash that you’ll linger on. Tomeu Morey continues to deliver the neon colors, building towards the style coming in a possible feature. Clayton Cowles‘ lettering packs a lot in without being overwhelming, delivering the right punch. There’s an impressive amount of style and details thrown into the issue with pages that beg you to explore. Each new character we’re introduced to tells us a story about them and the world layering on the details to soak in.

The issue also continues its story featuring Ghost-Maker. Tynion is joined by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz on art with Morey on color and Cowles lettering. The story feels familiar with a style similar to that of the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode that had villains all telling a story about their interaction with Batman. In this chapter, Kid Kawaii tells of her experience and interesting exploration of Ghost-Maker’s intelligence and preparedness. Through his enemy’s tales, we learn more about the character and what he brings to the table.

Batman #108 is a fantastic issue. It builds out the cast of Gotham with new characters and new aspects. It builds towards the city we saw in Future State. All of that is done with eye-popping art and in a way you come away with a different perspective on a possible enemy. This is the Batman I’ve been hoping for and excited to see where the series goes.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Color: Tomeu Morey Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Wynd Book 1 Flight of the Prince

Wynd Book 1 Flight of the Prince

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $19.99

A Comic Book Shop Exclusive Hardcover Edition!

Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown – working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works.

But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits.

Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.

Collects Wynd #1-5.

Wynd Vol. 1

Preview: Wynd #6

Wynd #6

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $4.99

James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Michael Dialynas’ (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) hit series returns as Wynd, Oakley, Thorn, and Yorik take the next step in their dangerous quest.

But what is the secret behind Wynd’s terrifying visions?

Meanwhile, back in Pipetown, the dying King Yossar does the unthinkable in his attempt to bring Yorik home – letting Vampyres into the city for the first time in generations.

Wynd #6

BOOM! Reveals the Werther Dell’Edera Cover for Enter the House of Slaughter 2021 FCBD Special

BOOM! Studios has revealed cover art by acclaimed artist Werther Dell’Edera for Enter the House of Slaughter 2021 FCBD Special, a free special issue set in the world of Something is Killing the Children, the highly acclaimed bestselling series by award-winning writer James Tynion IV, artist Dell’Edera, colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer AndWorld Design, arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, August 14, 2021.

ARE YOU READY TO ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER? In 2019, Tynion IV and Dell’Edera introduced the world to Erica Slaughter, the iconic monster hunter who came to Archer’s Peak, Wisconsin to save the town’s children from the monsters only she can see. But Erica is not the only member of the House of Slaughter . . . with nearly half a million copies sold, Something is Killing the Children has become a true comic phenomenon, and this Free Comic Book Day you are invited to enter the House of Slaughter… if you dare.

Enter the House of Slaughter 2021 FCBD Special

Preview: Batman #108

Batman #108

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Ricardo López Ortiz, Jorge Jimenez

Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the transhumanist gang known as the Unsanity Collective and learn more about their sudden appearance in Gotham. And what nefarious plans does Simon Saint have for Arkham Day survivor Sean Mahoney? How does it connect to the Magistrate? And in part two of the action-packed, bone-rattling Ghost-Maker backup story…can our hero stand up to the horror of Kid Kawaii? Plus, don’t miss the debut of the mysterious Miracle Molly!

Batman #108

Secret Origins of Erica Slaughter Revealed in Something is Killing the Children #16

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Something is Killing the Children #16, the launch of a brand new story arc in the Eisner Award-nominated horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV, artist Werther Dell’Edera, colorist Miquel Muerto, and letterer AndWorld Design, about Erica’s early experiences with the House of Slaughter and the start of her monster-hunting career… before the horrifying events that brought her to Archer’s Peak, available May 26, 2021.

The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter! What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter… and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

Something is Killing the Children #16 features main cover art by series artist Werther Dell’Edera and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Jenny Frison and Toni Infante.

Something is Killing the Children #16

Preview: Wynd Book 1 Flight of the Prince

Wynd Book 1 Flight of the Prince

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $19.99

A Comic Book Shop Exclusive Hardcover Edition!

Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown – working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works.

But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits.

Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.

Collects Wynd #1-5.

Wynd Book 1 Flight of the Prince
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